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The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has criticised Government plans to introduce red tape which is expected to generate over 600,000 additional forms, costing UK wine businesses £70 million.

31Dover has launched a new premium spirits subscription service designed to “lead its members on a voyage of discovery and flavour”.

Love Drinks has secured the distribution rights for White Heron Drinks, which produces British Cassis.

Four Roses Distillery has revealed a series of limited-quantity special bottlings following the culmination of its four-year, £44.4 million expansion project, which has now doubled its production capacity.

The trend for coffee in alcoholic beverages looks set to continue and a number of producers are hoping to tap in with their latest innovations.

Tennent’s Lager, the official beer of Scottish Rugby, is offering fans the chance to win a money-can’t-buy experience to see the national team play pitch side with its latest on-pack promotion.

The winning wines from the 2019 Wines from Spain Awards will be available for the trade to taste at an event in London next month.

Rebel Distillers has created a vodka made from smoked bone marrow with a new partnership linking the brand to the blockbuster video game Doom.

Bolney Wine Estate has officially opened its new winery, allowing the third-generation family business to increase its production of premium still and sparkling wines by 170% within the next three years.

Spirit Cartel is introducing Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin and Schiedam Jenever to the UK.

The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the first in a series of single malt whisky releases.

British vermouth, amaro and fernet brand, Asterley Bros, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £100,000.

Freixenet makes its TV debut this month as sponsors of the new series of Don’t Tell The Bride on E4.

Luxury retailers Harrods and Selfridges have both ramped up their tequila ranges with new ultra-premium variants.

Retailers can taste 533 wines from 73 different producers at the ABS portfolio tasting in London on Wednesday, September 11.

Irish wine merchant James Nicholson has purchased London independent retailer Highbury Vintners for an undisclosed sum.

Beefeater is adding a violet-coloured gin as a third variant in its flavours range.

Greene King has launched 4 x 335ml four-packs of Old Speckled Hen in a bid to earn a place in the fridge at convenience stores across the UK.

The Portuguese wine region Vinho Verde is launching a new marketing campaign in the UK. 

Hampshire grower Black Chalk has unveiled plans to build a winery and tasting room after securing £1.5 million in a private fundraising round.

Independent retailers are urged to sign up for Agile Media’s SITT Autumn tastings taking place in London and Manchester next week.

A 4.6% abv session NEIPA from Shrewsbury was named the world’s best beer at the International Beer Challenge Awards 2019 in London last night.

Drinkaware has launched a £1 million marketing campaign designed to encourage more Brits to take drink free days throughout the week.

Upmarket retailer Harvey Nichols has launched its first ever range of premixed cocktails in order to capitalize on strong growth in the cartegory.

Brothers Cider has reported 17% year-on-year growth thanks to new product releases and increased distribution for its existing SKUs.

Westons has launched a medium dry cider called Henry Westons Signature Vintage in a bid to attract a wider consumer base into the category.

Cape Byron Distillery, the maker of Brookie’s Byron Gin, has release a premium roasted macadamia nut liqueur. 

That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC) has launched the first in a new series of Signature Blends.

The Portman Group has upheld a complaint about Marks & Spencer’s premixed Porn Star Martini cans after deeming they link alcohol to sexual success.

Walker & Wodehouse has revealed its Autumn Tasting in London will include a focus on South African wines, supported by the chance to meet producers and sample wines from the region while also enjoying food from a braai.